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Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh (Sacred Bones)The latest solo outing from Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power comes some time after his debut album under the name. While his first album was fine enough to my ears, it didn’t grab me the way most of Fuck Buttons’ albums had, and...

The Legendary Pink Dots: “Kalos Melas” (Synesthesia, 2002 Terminal Kaleidoscope)The Legendary Pink Dots’ popularity has waned, but they still have a very loyal audience. This disorienting instrumental closer from their 2002 album Synesthesia features their signature...

John Coltrane: “Mars” (Interstellar Space, 1967) Coltrane’s spastic free improvisations with percussionist Rashied Ali are not easy listening, but there are some truly mesmerizing sonic moments in its unpredictable sprawl. A fitting tribute to the...

John Coltrane: “Mars” (Interstellar Space, 1967) Coltrane’s spastic free improvisations with percussionist Rashied Ali are not easy listening, but there are some truly mesmerizing sonic moments in its unpredictable sprawl. A fitting tribute to the...

Nico: “It Has Not Taken Long” (The End, 1974) Nico’s music became significantly more interesting after she left the Velvet Underground, exploring morose and experimental sounds in collaboration with VU guitarist John Cale and, on The End, electronics...